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Marcus Fantham

Marcus Fantham

Hardware and software developments in biomedical image capture and analysis, with a focus on super-resolution Structured Illumination Microscopy

Laser Analytics Group

EPSRC CDT in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 762924


I studied Engineering at Oxford for 4 years for an MEng degree, with a third-year project designing beam instrumentation at CERN and a fourth-year project investigating the use of colour constancy for automated vehicles. I started the Integrated Photonics and Electronics (IPES) CDT in October 2014, completing MRes projects on the scattering properties of materials for use in a holographic projector, and a computational holography modelling project.

Throughout my PhD I've been researching ways to improve SIM, a super-resolution microscopy technique which uses a structured illumination pattern. The raw data captured requires computational reconstruction, and I have worked on improving algorithms for faster reconstruction times. Much of my time is spent writing algorithms to analyse the data captured for biological experiments, and I recently published FPBioimage, an online tool to view volumetric data in a web browser plugin-free. 

Further to my research, I also supervise electronics and control theory in St. Catharine's College, and demonstrate the Integrated Electrical Project  (IEP) in the Department of Engineering. 



  • Microscopy
  • Bioimaging

Key Publications

Fantham, Marcus, and Clemens F. Kaminski. "A new online tool for visualization of volumetric data." Nature Photonics 11, no. 2 (2017).

Teplensky, Michelle H., Marcus Fantham, Peng Li, Timothy C. Wang, Joshua P. Mehta, Laurence J. Young, Peyman Z. Moghadam et al. "Temperature Treatment of Highly Porous Zirconium-Containing Metal-Organic Frameworks Extends Drug Delivery Release." Journal of the American Chemical Society (2017).